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Hojicha Roasted Japanese Green Tea | Organic | Low-Caffeine

Hojicha Roasted Japanese Green Tea | Organic | Low-Caffeine

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Our staff visited Shizuoka Prefecture in 2023 in search of a new organic garden. We discovered the best Hojicha we've tasted. Fresh green leaves are steamed - like Sencha - and then roasted. This results in a savory, nutty Japanese green tea with an aroma that might remind you of puffed rice cereal from your childhood.

There are no bitter notes, even when brewed more than once. The caffeine content is lower than most other green teas because roasting causes much of the caffeine to dissipate. Many of our customers make iced tea with Houjicha.

Looking for a green tea that you can enjoy with breakfast? This is your answer.

Steep like a tea professional, and never use boiling water on green tea. 165-175F is the optimal temperature.


Green tea contains substances called polyphenols, which scientists think contribute to its anticancer activity. Laboratory studies of one polyphenol, catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), show that it may interfere with several processes involved in cell replication, causing tumor cell death. It also might slow the formation of blood vessels around tumors.

Epigallocatechin (ECG), another polyphenol, stops leukemic cells from multiplying in laboratory studies. As an antioxidant, green tea may repair cell damage, but whether it can prevent cancer is uncertain. It is also unknown how it might help protect the heart, but it reduces LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increases HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Tannins present in green tea generally have antibacterial properties.

Ingredients: Organic green tea
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
Caffeine Level: Low
Brewing Time: 2 - 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 180°F
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